Israel joins the Invictus Games

June 15, 2022 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Israel, Colombia, and Nigeria are the three newest members of the newly developed Invictus Community of Nations, bringing the total number of community nations to 23.

From that community, the host committee of the Invictus Games Dusseldorf 2023, has confirmed that teams from Colombia and Israel are invited to attend the Games in Germany next year. This brings the number of nations confirmed for the Invictus Games Dusseldorf 2023 to 21.

The Invictus Games were founded by Prince Harry in 2014. The inspiration came from his visit to the Warrior Games in the United States, where he witnessed the ability of sport to help both psychologically and physically

The new community structure for the Invictus Games Foundation enables access by member nations’ wounded injured and sick service personnel and veterans to the Invictus Games Foundation’s wider programme of activity. This activity is available all year round, beyond the Games, and allows smaller nations or nations newer to sport recovery programmes to experience the power of sport, esports, and adventurous challenge ahead of any future potential participation in an Invictus Games.

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Limor Luria, Deputy Director General and Head of Israel’s Ministry of Defence’s Rehabilitation Department: “We are very grateful for the warm welcome to the Invictus Community of Nations.

It is a pleasure to take part in the important work of the Invictus Games Foundation, share our own experience in the sports recovery field, and learn from the community.

We were also very happy to be invited to participate in the Invictus Games Dusseldorf 2023. Being a part of the Invictus Community will provide more opportunities for recovery among veterans who were wounded or became ill whilst serving. In Israel, we have learnt a great deal about the importance of physical activity as a positive catalyst for recovery and rehabilitation. We look forward to sharing our experience, and learning from the other nations, in this uplifting and supportive community.”

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